Check out our guide to feeding your Kakariki.
Ensure your Kakariki’s diet is as varied as possible. Try offering at least 60% of their diet as pellets or complete food, and the remainder made up from dry and sprouted seeds, fruits, green vegetables, seeding grasses and other treats.
Hide food inside foraging toys for your Kakariki to find, or alternatively fill up their feeding dish.
Pelleted and Complete Food
Has all the nutrition your Kakariki needs in their daily diet.
Lafeber NutriBerries, available in Original, Tropical Fruit or Sunny Orchard flavours, have 40 essential nutrients your Kakariki needs in their diet. Their small shape makes them easy for your Kakariki to hold in their feet and enjoy.
Pretty Bird Daily Select Small has been specially designed for smaller beaks. Very little waste is created with this diet.
Soaking Seed / Sprouting Seed
Soak these seeds for a couple of days, rinsing occasionally, then pretty soon you’ll have scrumptious sprouting seed with lots of vitamins and minerals your Kakariki needs.
Green leafy vegetables such as kale, rocket and spinach are adored by Kakariki, they eat almost any green food, they’re a healthy addition to your Kakariki’s diet. Other vegetable to offer include sweetcorn, carrot and celery.
The Tidymix Parakeet Diet has 21 healthy, human grade ingredients that are 99% edible to reduce waste and feeding costs.
The Naturals Pick ‘n’ Fly collection of grasses is greatly appreciated, alongside millet sprays which are high in magnesium and phosphorous.
Fresh fruits including grapes, strawberries and apples go down a treat. For convenience you’ll find a range of dried fruits available which offer just as much nutrition.
Reward your Kakariki in a variety of other ways with these other treats, some popular suggestions include…
Vitapol have a range of treat sticks for smaller birds, available in Fruit, Strawberry, Orange and Kiwi flavours.
It is a natural foraging behaviour of Kakariki to feed from the ground, so you may find they scratch rapidly with their feet, scattering the food from their bowls. To help reduce the mess some owners place dished inside much larger containers. You may also want to consider products like the Seed Corral or Parrot Food Mate.
We would always advise buying the smallest bag/pack possible to trial your Kakariki with. It can take some time and persistence to introduce a new food. It may be worth having a second bowl of water next to your Kakariki’s food bowl, as many enjoy dunking their food before eating it. Always have fresh water available.
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